NPFL23: Rivers United beat Sunshine Stars to move top of Group B

NPFL23: Rivers United beat Sunshine Stars to move top of Group B

The Nigeria Premier Football League’s defending champions Rivers United proved why they are the best team in the league on Monday after narrowly defeating Sunshine Stars of Akure.NPFL23: Rivers United beat Sunshine Stars to move top of Group B

The Port Harcourt outfit defeated their opponents with ease, winning by a slim margin of 1-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

The Stanley Eguma team displayed resilience during their rescheduled NPFL23 matchday 12 contest, and will have Morice Chukwu to thank for the game’s only goal.

A stunning long-range effort from the defensive midfielder was all Rivers United required to earn a crucial point against the visiting Sunshine Stars.

After an intense first few minutes, neither team was able to take advantage of their opportunities, before the hosts took the lead after just 27 minutes.NPFL23: Rivers United beat Sunshine Stars to move top of Group B

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20-year-old Morice Chukwu, delivered a magical thunderbolt strike that guaranteed the victory and all three points.

With two games remaining, the victory enables Rivers United to retake the top spot in the Abridged NPFL Group B table with 30 points.

Despite having a berth in the Super Six already secured, Stanley Eguma and his team will want to finish strong when they take on Doma United at home on Thursday.

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